Limit logon hours on a workstation

Posted on 2005-04-18
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

We're running a Windows 200 network.  We'd like to limit 3 of our computers to only be used Monday -Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM.  Any other time we don't want to let anyone logon.  Is there someway to do this?
Question by:turtletrax

    Expert Comment

    This will tell you how to do it step by step...;en-us;318714

    Author Comment

    Is there a way to do it by computer, not user?

    Expert Comment

    What your looking for is specific software to do that, such as...

    This will allow you to program when the computer can be used and when is should be locked.
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    Expert Comment

    haven't tried but possibly you can simply have a scheduled task, running at 5pm doing a net stop workstation and one at 7am doing a net start workstation

    this will stop and start the workstation service that is needed to logon to the workstation
    LVL 4

    Accepted Solution

    Create an OU (called 'Restricted Hours' for example) in AD, add the computers to this OU then let Group Policy do the work. The link in sagexl's comment has the exact path in the policy editor.

    Enforce Logon Time Restrictions Using Group Policy - as this is changing the computer configuration it is actually applying to computers in the OU not users.

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